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Torrential Tribute
Super Rare

You can only activate this card when a monster is Normal Summoned, Flip Summoned or Special Summoned. Destroy all monsters on the field.

Type - Trap
Card Number - DB1-EN228

Card Ratings
Traditional: 4.33
Advanced: 4.75

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed - 10.30.0


Torrential Tribute
This is one of the two Trap cards you pretty much play regardless of deck type.  And unlike Mirror Force, you don't have the "I can't afford it" excuse because it's a starter deck common in more than a couple decks.
Dark Hole and Raigeki are banned for their field-clearing power.  This is the only decent remaining option for a free field-clear, and it's only dependent upon someone doing some kind of Summon.  That's an easy enough situation to come across.
At most tournaments, before a player considers doing a big move, they check the opponent's graveyard for two things; Torrential and Mirror Force.  If both are already there, there are very few cards that can make a big late-game push go bad.
You play it, or you're a noob.  It's that simple.

Dark Paladin

Torrential Tribute is the best Field clearing card that is unbanned currently...period. The great thing about this card being a Trap is, that you can use it on your opponent's turn, regardless of the number of monsters either of you control, and whether the monster in response was Special Summoned.

In short, you should be playing this card. Destroying everything, summoning something and then adding a Premature or Call of the Haunted to swarm the field and hopefully move in for the finishing attack or attacks.


Traditional: 3.5/5 Dark Hole and Raigeki are available
Advanced; 4.5/5

Art: 4/5 Nice picture

Lonely Wolf
October 30th, 2007

Today’s card….Torrential Tribute. Ohhhh….the days you could run three of these!

If a monster is summoned, all the monsters on the field go to the grave. Simple.

In all honesty, this is a tricky trap to use in MANY situations. Obviously, if your opponent has 2 or 3 monsters, and summons another, unless you have a few yourself, you are going to Torrential. And, also, if you summon a Wildheart, then you again have another obvious use of a Torrential. Same for a dangerous Tribute Monster.

But, what about when your opponent summons a Cyber Dragon? Do you risk him/her tributing for a JInzo or him not summoning another monster, or do you use Torrential now? It’s not that easy. You need to analyze your hand, the field, the number of cards in your opponent’s hand, and any information you know about their deck. What is the probability his/her deck can continue to mount an offensive this turn?

Virtually 100% of all decks should run this card, but a number much less than 100% would probably illustrate the amount of people who actually play this card correctly to achieve maximum advantage.
It’s not the obvious plays the tell if you can use Torrential correctly, it is the plays that aren’t so obvious that determine this.

So, play this, but be careful with it! It can and has backfired!

Traditional: 4.5/5
Advanced: 4.5/5
Art: 4/5
General Zorpa Torrential Tribute
With the release of Marshmallon, this is one of the best cards in the game. Monsters that cannot be destroyed in battle are annoying, and this will clear it all out. Essential it is the ultimate form of Trap Hole. Lots of people will say that Mirror Force is better, but usually you can use the destruction to get to your own goals, such as Sangan, Treeborn Frog or Card Trooper. This is easily in the top 5 best cards in the game right now, and it will continue to do so until it is banned. 

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